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‘Lavish,’ ‘obscene,’ says Trillanes after ‘Hacienda Binay’ tour

Inquirer Breaking News - 5 min 18 sec ago
        ROSARIO, Batangas---"Lavish," "excessive" and "obscene" were how Senator Antonio Trillanes IV described the controversial property here that allegedly belonged to Vice President Jejomar Binay.   The estate was also dubbed as "Hacienda Binay" by a whistleblower.   No less than businessman, Antonio Tiu, who was tagged as the dummy of Binay, toured Trillanes and members of the media to a 145-hectare property that he said he owns.   This was contrary to former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado's allegation that the property was 350 hectares.   Mercado also claimed that the property belonged to the Vice Pr...

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Switzerland wants yodeling, watchmaking on UNESCO heritage list

GMA Breaking News - 6 min 19 sec ago
Switzerland announced Wednesday it would like the Alpine country's deep-seated traditions such as yodeling and precision watchmaking to be inscribed on a United Nations global heritage list.
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Laude’s German boyfriend, sister regret confronting soldiers

Inquirer Breaking News - 9 min 35 sec ago
  OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines --- The German boyfriend of slain transgender woman Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude said he erred when he confronted soldiers guarding a gate leading to the detention facility of US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Wednesday.   "It was not right. It was disrespectful toward the Philippine authorities," Marc Sueselbeck said here on Thursday.   He said he overheard the military joking about Marilou, Laude's sister, getting inside the facility that, he added, prompted him to climb over the gate and join her.   Pemberton, the main suspect in the murder of Laude, 26, inside ...

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Italy’s singing nun covers Madonna’s ‘Like A Virgin’

Inquirer Breaking News - 24 min 30 sec ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0e8Uve7cJU ROME--After stunning judges and viewers of Italy's version of The Voice on national television earlier this year, Sister Cristina Scuccia is raising eyebrows once again with the song she has chosen to release for her first single, complete with video.   The singing nun delivers an almost hymn-like cover of one of the most notorious songs from Madonna (No, not that Madonna; the pop star) -- 'Like A Virgin'.   Variety.com and other entertainment websites reported that Sister Crussina, 26, told the Italian Catholic daily Avvenire that she chose the song "with no intention to provoke or scandalize."   She calls it...

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Energy Department to launch massive campaign on energy conservation

GMA Breaking News - 28 min 36 sec ago
To help ease energy demand and consumption come summer of 2015, the Department of Energy is launching a massive campaign on power conservation.
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Driver of private car using Uber app nabbed in LTFRB sting

Inquirer Breaking News - 34 min 44 sec ago
MANILA, Philippines---The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) apprehended for colorum violation a driver of a private vehicle that used the Uber app to connect with a commuter in a sting operation last Wednesday.   LTFRB Chair Winston Ginez said the operation stemmed from the complaint filed by the Philippine National Taxi Operators Association against Uber, a technology startup that could connect passengers with drivers through mobile application.   On Wednesday, a complainant booked a trip using Uber from Metrowalk in Pasig City to Quezon Memorial Circle and paid P350, said Dennis Barrion, chief of staff of LTFRB's Executive Director Rober...

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LRT-2 train stalls—report

Inquirer Breaking News - 37 min ago
          MANILA, philippines---Operations of the Light Rail Transit-2(LRT-2) were disrupted Thursday afternoon, a youth leader reported. Vencer Crisostomo (@venzie) said on his Twitter account that passengers of a stalled train were asked to alight at the V. Mapa station in Sta. Mesa. No other details were provided as of posting time. INQUIRER.net is trying to contact the LRT Authority as of posting time.   RELATED STORIES Man at MRT railings forces stoppage of train operations MRT-3 operations disrupted anew due to broken rails  ...

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Indian boxer suspended after protesting Asian Games judging

GMA Breaking News - 41 min 40 sec ago
NEW DELHI – Indian boxer Sarita Devi was on Wednesday provisionally suspended by the sport’s world governing body after refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games in a protest against judging.
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Water firm wants to evict livestock raiser from Mt. Magdiwata watershed

Inquirer Breaking News - 42 min 1 sec ago
AGUSAN DEL SUR, Philippines -- Officials of a local water utility here will not pay for the farm animals raised inside the Mt. Magdiwata watershed where a new water source project is being developed.   The board of directors of San Francisco Water District (SFWD) has said it will not agree to a demand of payment from Richard Polmon for the farm animals he has raised within the watershed located 300 meters upstream from the Sumogbong Creek in Barangay (village) Alegria, where a water intake dam is being built for the drinking needs of thousands of residents.   The SFWD has expressed alarm over the presence of Polmon's livestock farm, which could contaminate the water...

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PHL share prices track US stocks, down 0.53%

GMA Breaking News - 42 min 57 sec ago
Philippine share prices finished lower on Thursday, tracking loses recorded overnight by US stocks after a shooting at the Canadian parliament gave markets a chilling effect that kept investors on the sidelines.
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Indonesian fan dead in football stadium riot

GMA Breaking News - 43 min 48 sec ago
SOLO - An Indonesian football fan was killed at a match on the main island of Java when hundreds of angry supporters stormed the pitch and attacked vehicles outside the stadium, police said Thursday.
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NBA: Kevin Durant positive despite injured start to season

GMA Breaking News - 47 min 27 sec ago
OKLAHOMA CITY - Four-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant, last season's NBA Most Valuable Player, was upbeat Tuesday as he discussed starting the season on the sidelines.
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MLB: Royals strike back to tie World Series

GMA Breaking News - 51 min 22 sec ago
KANSAS CITY - The upstart Kansas City Royals rediscovered their post-season magic and won a battle of the bullpens in a 7-2 victory on Wednesday that levelled the World Series against the San Francisco Giants.
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PBA’s Danny Ildefonso drops charges vs ‘peeping tom’

Inquirer Breaking News - 58 min 39 sec ago
MANILA, Philippines---PBA cager Danny Ildefonso will no longer press charges against a "peeping tom" caught taking photos of him while showering naked at the Meralco Gym in Pasig City, police said.   The two-time PBA Most Valuable Player withdrew his complaint against Anthony Trininad after the 46-year-old dance instructor apologized and promised to delete the photos from his iPod Touch, said Superintendent Abelardo Villacorta, chief of the Eastern Police District (EPD).   On Tuesday, Trinidad was charged with violating the Anti-Photo and Voyeurism Act of 2009.   Investigation showed that Ildefonso, 37, was taking a shower Tuesday after a practice ses...

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WATCH: Solenn Heussaff, kinoronahang 'Celebrity Bangus Queen' sa Eat Bulaga

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 56 sec ago
Kahit tinaguriang "It Girl," walang kiyeme si Solenn Heussaff sa challenge na pagdaing ng bangus sa "Eat Bulaga." Panoorin ang kaniyang performance:  
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PH, US, Japanese navies take part in naval exercises

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 1 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---The maritime forces of the Philippines, United States and Japan took part in a two-day naval exercise in the West Philippine Sea that started on Wednesday, a Philippine Navy official said. Representing the three countries are the BRP Gregorio del Pilar for the Philippine Navy, Sazanami for the Japanese Maritime Self-defense Force and the USS Antietam for the United States Navy. Lieutenant Commander Marineth Domingo, Philippine Navy Public Affairs Office Chief, said Sazanami and Antietam are part of the strike team USS George Washington, an aircraft carrier, that is anchored off Manila Bay for a goodwill visit. "This is fortunate because this is the first ti...

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Trade facilitation, Customs modernization keys to PHL success in integrated ASEAN

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 2 min ago
Business facilitation and implementation of reforms in the Bureau of Customs starting next year are crucial to Philippine trade agreements and competitiveness in Southeast Asia, participants in a business conference said Thursday.
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MMDA allows provincial buses to pass through EDSA tunnels

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 2 min ago
With traffic expected to grow heavy during the holidays, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will allow provincial buses to pass through three tunnels along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA).
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Review: Brad Pitt's war movie 'Fury'

ABS-CBN news - 1 hour 7 min ago
Brad Pitt gives another Oscar-bait performance as Wardaddy. Despite his modern-looking hair style, he manages to deliver a believable portrayal of a physically and emotionally-scarred military man.
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AMLC prober insists Bong Revilla used wife’s company to launder millions

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 7 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---The bank investigator of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) insisted that Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. used his wife's corporation as a dummy to launder millions of alleged kickbacks from the pork barrel scam. During Revilla's bail hearing on plunder on Thursday, Atty. Leigh Von Santos said Cavite Representative Lani Mercado-Revilla's Nature Concepts Development and Realty Corp. did not have any legitimate business from 2007 to 2012. Santos said this indicates that the company was used to launder money. "One of the indicators that Nature Concepts is a dummy corporation is that it has no legitimate business and is being used only for money launderi...

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